Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,815
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 203
Gots: 310 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012

Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them.
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Ratings: 1,815 | Reviews: 298
Photo of WeedWolf
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think it looks as good as it tastes. Really well balanced for how high the ABV is. Freshness is key. I've had bottles more then four months old that we're bland and unimpressive, the one I have now is a little over 2 months and quite good, but that's any good IPA really. Triple IPAs can be difficult to pull of well but this brewery, that does many other great hop bombs, does a good job. It's basically hop wine! Maybe not for everyone though.

Photo of Smaxy
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What even is a triple IPA? Do I even care? No. No I do not. This is delicious.

Photo of subaaalex
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've tasted heady topper and Pliney the elder and Ill say if you want a wonder full hoppy brew you got to try this and I fell it deserves a 100 score

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled dated 5/28/15; drank in tumbler glass on 6/24/15

Photo of apf
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm used to beers this strong being very sweet. This beer is wonderfully citrusy and bitter which cuts through the alcohol. Fantastic ipa

Photo of HopHeadBeerFed
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great triple imperial.. Pours great, smells great, drinks great

Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at SAVOR 2015. Smelled like a 100% rating, but "only" tasted like a 95%. A little thin in the body, but well hidden alcohol. Great brew.

Photo of THoff94
3.48/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasty but way too hoppy.

Photo of DrStiffington
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious palate-wrecking goodness. Bit of alcohol burn but with this abv that's probably inevitable. Crazy brew.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 picked up at the Boise COOP for about $9ish.. a little pricey given the other DIPA's available locally. Clear golden.. perfectly golden with a nice foamy white head... looks amazing.

Fruity citrus is huge and unapologetic.. light herbaceous elements with warmth..

Bitter up front.. pithy citrus and lesser fruity floral notes as it warms up..

Knee Deep is a very welcome in Boise.. The bottles are pretty representative of West Coast IPA's.

3.75/3.75/3.75/3.5/3.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a hop head but this is very smooth for a high ABC and high hop beer

Photo of dconstandinesouthern
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing all around pure dank smell almost smells a bit like kush so smooth not sweet not to heavy just a beautiful ipa

Photo of Boto
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught: Somewhat orangish darker golden color. There was a small white head on it. Good nose! Lots of hops! Some sweetness, citrus, pine, earthy. The taste is quite good. Some sweet malts, and a lot of hops. Pine, earthy, citrus. A really good TIPA!

Photo of Yeoumans
3.32/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Full slight malt up front. Dry hop finish. Earthy aroma I associate with good ipa

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours brilliant amber gold uner a 2” sudsy white foam cap that hugs the glass.
S: Dank, woody, citrus and tropical fruit aromas with noticeable alcohol.
T: Big malt flavors laced with caramel support a grassy, citrusy tropical fruit hop palate. Malt, hops and alcohol are all big but well balanced.
F: Medium full to full body, very soft medium carbonation. Warming.
O: The brewer classifies this as a tripel IPA and its big enough foer the title.

Photo of themind
3.41/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The brew is good but it's really not my style. A little thick, this brew is kinda a modified sipper in a sense. ABV is detectable if it warms.

Bottom Line: Good offering.

Photo of Dynobolt
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For a TIPA.... Definitely drinkable! One of the best tipas Iv had.. I'll buy again and I can't wait

Photo of Vonerichs
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vibrant reddish orange, crystal clear, and a big fluffy white head with solid retention and lacing.

They're not kidding when they say dank. Sticky icky. Bubble gum. Tutti fruity. It has a very sugary smell.

It explodes with dank and citrus hops, completely demolishing and semblance of malt, which is a little toasty. Fusel spice in the back end.

Big mouthfeel. Hot and dry.

This one has no shame in its hop-forwardness. One of the hoppiest beers out there.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- Spiegelau ipa glass. Dated 03/02/15. Consumed 05/02/15. 11.25% 131 ibus.

A: Pristine clarity with a bright orange coloring reveals a quickly paced rush of macro-effervesce filling the vessel. Off white head is frumpy textured, like mashed potatoes, rising 1.5 inches high with a resilient showing. High lace coverage graces the glass.

S: Fresh wet sugary grapefruit on the nose along with sweet pine and a pleasing touch of semi-dry tropical fruitiness against a softly toasty bread backing. Hints of straw and toasted citrus peel dryness occur on the finish while the aromatic duration remained pleasantly viable throughout for several plus minutes.

T: Flowery, semi-dry citrus and pine upfront with a smooth, calming, but high rate of bitterness sits against a softly toasted grain backing and toasted citrus peel, bittering pine with a dry, sweet malt fade. Background nuances of semi-dry tropical fruit meets a lightly toasted malt and citrus finish.

M: Good carbonation, malty depth, but exceptionally smooth, gently dry citrus hop warmth that feels more like a 6-7% rather an 11.25%.

O: Overall amazingly well balance of hops and malts as well alcohol which is considerably tame and drinks exceptionally smooth and much lighter then its abv claims. Smooth drinking experience with no rough edges, just silky going down gets props for being a hop monster that drinks like an easy sunday afternoon session. This beer disappears faster then cupcakes at a pot party, outstanding.

Photo of MININAV
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a hophead. This is a hop beer. Highest rating possible.

Photo of Apellonious
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber from HT poured into a tulip glass, bottled 3/5/15.

A - Clear, golden orange, half finger head that moves to a thin lace.

S - Ah...Dank hops, tropical mangoness, hint of sea salt.

T - Follows the nose, with some slight finish burn from the heat. Pine, grass, orange/tangerine also in the mix.

M - Carbonation medium, heft is suprisingly light for an 11%er.

O - Tough to drink this one slow. Great aroma, still had a sizable hop punch at two months, and enough malt to keep it balanced.

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
3.45/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap 16oz at an ocean beach bbq restaurant with ribs. So hoppy the skunk fades. Great mouth feel and carbonation.

Photo of elNopalero
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drying grassy orange aroma with a touch of pine.
Big intense bitterness.
Drying finish.
Tears the outer layer off my teeth.

Photo of CallMeHarmon
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very floral scent, hoppy without being harsh and a delight to drink. I wish I could get it in Texas.

Photo of RyanTheLion76
4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I didn't get to see the color of this beer because I was at a friend's house and he didn't really have any appropriate glassware for this beer (this explains the 1 rating on the appearance, but this isn't reflective of what I actually think of it). But hot damn, I was craving more hops than could be considered appropriate and this beer delivered. Even from the bottle this beer was EXPLODING with hop aroma. Notes of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit overloaded my nostrils. The beer tastes the same with a bit more malt than I expected, which makes sense for how big this beer is. Hop heads, this is the beer you're seeking.

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,815 ratings.